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Seasons at the farm : year-round celebrations at the Elliott homestead / Shaye Elliott ; foreword by Stuart Elliott.
Publication Information:
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2018]

Physical Description:
xix, 275 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
"Gardening, decorating, cooking, entertaining"--Cover.


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630 ELL Book Adult General Collection
630 ELL Book Adult General Collection

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If Shaye Elliott has one secret about creating a wonderful life for her family, it's this: Learn how to cultivate everyday magic during not just the holidays but every season of the year. Life, for most people, is not a series of red-carpet events or nights out on the town. It's tucking children under handmade quilts or reading by the fire on cold winter nights. It's enjoying a frothy cup of espresso with a sugar-dusted apple cake on an autumn afternoon. It's planting a pot of primroses for the springtime table. And it's chasing fireflies and celebrating with friends under the glow of the summer moon. In Seasons at the Farm, Shaye Elliott shares how she celebrates every day year-round. With her engaging storytelling and gorgeous full-color photos, she brings to life how she cooks, gardens, decorates, and entertains simply yet beautifully to create special memories for those she loves. Book jacket.

Author Notes

Shaye Elliott is the founder of the blog The Elliott Homestead, which she began in 2010 when her farm was but a dream. She and her husband, Stuart, are now developing their own little farm in the Pacific Northwest with their quiver of children, Georgia, Owen, William, and Juliette. Shaye spends her days writing, gardening, child and chicken wrangling, cow milking, pig wrestling, wine sipping, and dreaming. She is the author of Family Table, Welcome to the Farm, and From Scratch.

Table of Contents

Stuart Elliott
Forewordp. xvii
Introduction: Welcome to Le Chaletp. 1
Unveiling Springp. 9
The Spring Gardenp. 15
Indoor Bulb Plantersp. 16
Aging Terracotta Potsp. 18
Spring Mossp. 19
Homemade Terrariumsp. 20
Tending to Indoor Plantsp. 21
The Return of the Gardenp. 21
Diy Seed Markersp. 23
Edible Perennialsp. 24
Perennial Flowersp. 25
Pressing Flowersp. 28
What We're Growing on the Farmp. 30
Spring Recipesp. 35
Strawberry and Mint Mimosasp. 36
Spring Egg Omeletp. 39
Pea Soup with Herbsp. 40
Spring Greens with Lemonp. 42
Garlic Scape Pestop. 43
Elderflower Cordialp. 44
Spring Asparagus Bundlesp. 46
Honey-Sweetened Strawberry-Rhubarb Jamp. 49
Spring In The Homep. 51
Spring Textilesp. 52
Cottage Elements for Springp. 54
Painted Farmhouse Floorsp. 58
The Colors of Springp. 60
Spring Celebrationsp. 63
Building a Beautiful Spring Tablep. 66
Spring Chaosp. 71
The Joy of Summerp. 73
The Summer Gardenp. 77
For the Love of Potted Plantsp. 77
Terracottap. 78
The Power of Flowersp. 79
The Art of the Potagerp. 82
Paper-Wrapped Flowersp. 85
Playing in the Potager's Bountyp. 87
The Party in the Gardenp. 89
Branch Bean Trellisp. 91
What We're Harvesting on the Farmp. 92
Summer Recipesp. 97
My Favorite Potato Saladp. 99
Garden Mint Mojitosp. 100
Honey Simple Syrupp. 100
Grilled Einkorn Flatbreadsp. 103
Summer Quichep. 104
Quick Pico de Gallop. 107
Caramelized Peachesp. 108
Gin and Grapefruitp. 111
Summer in The Homep. 113
Summer Textilesp. 114
Cottage Elements for Summerp. 117
Distressing Paint Techniquep. 117
Beaded Chimesp. 119
The Colors of Summerp. 121
Summer Celebrationsp. 125
Outdoor Diningp. 127
Outdoor Lightingp. 129
Food on the Gop. 132
Summer Bountyp. 139
Autumn's Richesp. 141
The Autumn Gardenp. 145
Decorating for Autumn Outdoorsp. 147
Autumn Tasks in the Potagerp. 150
What We're Harvesting on the Farmp. 154
Autumn Recipesp. 159
Homemade Chicken and Dumplingsp. 160
Baked Applesp. 163
Baguettesp. 164
Bread with Chocolatep. 166
Pumpkin Pureep. 168
Apple Butterp. 171
The Perfect Buttered Mashed Potatoesp. 172
Walnut and Parmesan Puffsp. 174
Rosemary Honeyp. 177
Autumn In The Homep. 179
Autumn Textilesp. 180
DIY Drop Cloth Curtainsp. 183
Cottage Elements for Autumnp. 184
Decorating Chandeliersp. 189
Elements of My Cottage Kitchenp. 190
What to Do with Shorter Daysp. 196
Glittery Leaf Garlandp. 198
The Colors of Autumnp. 200
Autumn Celebrationsp. 203
The Tablep. 205
The Hope of Next Yearp. 209
Winter's Warmthp. 211
The Winter Gardenp. 215
Seed Shoppingp. 218
Planning the Potagerp. 219
Garden Suppliesp. 223
Feed the Birdsp. 225
The Final Farm Cleanupp. 226
What We're Eating on the Farmp. 228
Winter Recipesp. 233
Hot Chocolatep. 234
Homemade Marshmallowsp. 235
Our Daily Sourdough Breadp. 236
Sproutsp. 239
Duck Confitp. 240
Einkorn Gingerbread Cookiesp. 243
Raw Oysters with Mignonettep. 244
Winter In The Homep. 247
Winter Textilesp. 249
Cottage Elements for Winterp. 253
"Bless the House"p. 258
Cleaning the Home Naturallyp. 259
"Light the Candle"p. 262
The Art of Restp. 263
The Colors of Winterp. 266
Winter Celebrationsp. 269
Afterwordp. 273
Acknowledgmentsp. 275
About the Authorp. 276